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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. non-market housing planned near Vancouver-Burnaby border

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is planning two six-storey buildings of social housing on a plot of green space on East Hastings, just east of Boundary Road.

The development, designed by dys architecture, will include 161 units targeted at seniors, families and singles. 

The development consists of two blocks, with a passageway through the centre. There will be a childcare facility with an outdoor play area on the laneway frontage, as well as an adult day care facility.

Renderings: S.U.C.C.E.S.S. housing Burnaby

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. housing north east corner
Northeast corner showing passageway through centre. Credit: dys architecture
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. housing rendering of streetscape
Rendering of streetscape. Credit: dys architecture
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. housing south west corner view
Southwest corner view. Credit: dys architecture

Ten retail units will line the East Hastings Street frontage.

The project by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has been in the works since 2017, when the organization first submitted a proposal for the city-owned site, which acts as an informal, yet popular green space in the neighbourhood.

Existing city-owned green space
Existing city-owned green space. Credit: Google Maps
Project site
Project site. Credit: dys architecture

The impending loss of the green space is a great concern for neighbours if the volume of letters in response to the rezoning application are any indication — as well as concerns about rodents, social housing, traffic and construction debris.

Community concerns
Excerpt of letter from concerned neighbour submitted to City of Burnaby.

For more information on S.U.C.C.E.S.S, visit successbc.ca

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Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner is an experienced journalist and media relations professional, based in Vancouver. As founder of urbanYVR.com, he has been reporting on urban development across the Lower Mainland since 2016, and has also served as vice-chair of the Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee. In October 2022, he was elected to Vancouver city council and is no longer actively reporting for urbanYVR.

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